Peru's pisco exports
totaled US$4.3 million in the first half of 2019, thus increasing 2.9% compared to the same period last year (US$4.18 million), Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) informed on Tuesday.
Likewise, wine shipments amounted to US$115,860 in the first six months of the year, a 53.8% compared to the similar term in 2018 (US$75,321).
According to CLL, gin exports recorded an 18.2% rise between January and June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.
However, rum and vodka shipments decreased 13.3% and 32.6%, respectively.
Furthermore, CCL projects alcoholic beverages will achieve an approximately 4% expansion by the end of this year.
In addition, it forecasts pisco exports
will grow between 2% and 3% in 2019.
Regarding domestic consumption, CCL pointed out beer is Peruvians' most consumed alcoholic beverage, followed by wine, rum, whisky, pisco
, and vodka.